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itself. >> reporter: five years ago governments formed mce to offer clean, green, local energy to residents. legislators made opt out programs. forcing customers to opt out ensures most will do nothing. this important decision was relegated to post cards that looked like junk mail. >> we sent a post guard and a lettal in an -- letter in an envelope. that approach was a lot more effective in getting folk's attention. >> opting out is choice. >> reporter: he was one of 20% of customers who opted out. >> i find so many people who don't know they are in this thing and they are bright people. >> reporter: he also opted out said many of his neighbors and friends tried to opt out with lessal or no suck -- little or no success. >> they were put on hold for 20, 30, 40 minutes. finally most of them hung up. same thing or the phones were busied out. >> one day i received a letter saying welcome. >> reporter: she also had to opt out twice. >> i did call back and they didn't have it. i had the name of the woman i spoke to. >> reporter: she is the director of clean energy. >> in july we ran
. >>> the monster beverage company is changing can labels. energy drinks are under scrutiny. by changing the drink status they will list nutrition facts instead of supplement facts and it will disclose the amount of caffeine. they haven't confirmed whether any ingredients will be removed. >>> growing homeless encampment got the attention of officials and will be forced to move. you can see the tents, located near emery and walnut street. we spoke with a man and he said people were forced to move from the river banks and this is where they ended up. >> moving us isn't going to get rid of the problem. >> the city needs to focus on creating shelter and programs for the homeless. he said leaders have been eto the camp telling people to move. >>> thousands of people on the carnival cruise should be on land tomorrow. they are towing it to mobile, alabama. two helicopters with generators and supplies have been sent. the ship has been paralyzed since sunday. passengers say conditions are rough. >> urinating in bags. onion sandwiches. standing in line for food, 4 hours. >> carnival cruise said passengers g
for gas prices. the u.s. energy department says drivers will pay a year long average of $3.55. that's up $.11 from the estimate. gas is $4.07 a gallon in san francisco. in oakland drivers are paying an average of $3.99. >> facebook admitted it was the victim of a hacking attack. last month a handful of employees visited a mobile developer website that downloaded malware on to company laptops. it was caused bay flaw. facebook officials say there's no evidence user data was compromised. >>> despite earning more than $1 billion last year, facebook didn't have to pay federal or state income tax. the social network received a tax refund. it all came from a single tax deduction, executive stock options. that tax break reduced the federal and state income taxes by more than $1 million. >>> the dow rose 8 points. nasdaq fell 6.5. >> the bay area is known for being friendly to the gay community. when it comes to percentage of population the bay area actually isn't at the top of the list. find out which area is. >> there is a catch. warren buffet was leading a group buying heinz, the deal comes un
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